Muddy Waters

Happy Birthday, Muddy Waters! From all of us at Grateful Web, today we celebrate not just the birth of a blues legend but a cornerstone of American music, whose ripples have been felt far and wide, including in the psychedelic jams and earthy roots of The Grateful Dead. Muddy Waters wasn’t just a musician; he was a force of nature, embodying the spirit of the Mississippi Delta and planting the seeds of rock ‘n’ roll in the fertile soil of the blues.


Bringing some much-needed good news to music fans across the country, the Mighty Roots Music, LLC today announced its lineup for the inaugural Mighty Roots Music Festival to be held Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2 on historic Stovall Farms, just outside of Clarksdale, Miss., and 70 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. The lineup delivers a diverse array of roots-music performers and a unique experience on the site of the old Stovall Gin Company cotton gin complex and farm where Muddy Waters grew up.

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